Bachelor of Music, Chicago Conservatory Music, 1956. Master in Music Education, Roosevelt University, 1968. Doctor in Music Education, Virginia Seminary & College, 1983.
Minister music Beth Eden Baptist Church, Chicago, from 1941. Founder, director Wooten Choral Ensemble, from 1949. Director music Greater Harvest Baptist Church, 1950-1986.
Music department chair Parker High School, Chicago, 1957-1962. Staff assistant, Chicago Public Schools 1962-1975, district administrator, 1976-1995.
Member American Choral Directors, Music Educators National Conference, National Association Study Performances of African American Music.
Married Frances Louise Carter, August 26, 1956. Children: Robert Junior, Carol Lynne, John D.